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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:35 AM

Netflix has to pay out on a class settlement??

I just got this:

If You Are a Current or Former Netflix Subscriber
A Class Action Settlement Could Affect You

Para una notificación en Español, llamar 1-866-898-5088 o visitar www.VideoPrivacyClass.com

Our records show that you were a current or former Netflix subscriber as of July 5, 2012. We are emailing to tell you about a Settlement that may affect your legal rights. Please read this email carefully. Go to www.VideoPrivacyClass.com for more information.

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claims Netflix unlawfully kept and disclosed information, including records on the movies and TV shows its customers viewed. Netflix denies that it has done anything wrong.

What does the Settlement provide?

Netflix has agreed to change its data retention practices so that it separates (known as “decoupling”) Entertainment Content Viewing History (that is, movies and TV shows that someone watched) from identification information for those subscribers who have not been a Netflix subscriber for at least 365 days, with some exceptions.

In addition, Netflix will pay $9 million into a Settlement Fund to:
• Make donations to Court-approved not-for-profit organizations, institutions, or programs.
• Pay notice and settlement administration expenses.
• Pay attorneys’ fees of up to 25% or $2.25 million of the Settlement Fund, plus up to $25,000 in expenses.
• Pay a total incentive award of $30,000 to the Named Plaintiffs.


Proposals from potential donation recipients will be sought, and, after consideration, recommendations


and it goes on...

Anyone else get this?

Isn't it amazing how the REAL crooks get away with everything under the sun and Netflix has to pay out all this money because it shared info about its customers' taste in movies???

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:33 AM

1. So the lawyers get 2.5 million and the plantiffs $30k?

heh

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:35 AM

2. I don't want them sharing my choice in movies with anyone, nor do I want my cable company

telling a 3rd party what I watch or what websites I go to, or my phone company telling people who I call or my library telling people what books I read. Where do we draw the line?
I agree that it should stop, especially when they connect it with personally identifiable information.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:47 AM

3. I don't think they were sharing info

They were just storing it. I canceled my Netflix about two years ago and rejoined last September and they still had my old Instant queue set up for me. I thought it was great.

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